What To Do If You Drop Your Phone In The Toilet

If you carry your phone with you everywhere, there's a pretty good possibility that you've dropped your phone at one time or another. You're lucky if it didn't cause any damage. Have you ever dropped it in your toilet, though? That's probably your worst nightmare, right? It can happen, though, and can damage your phone if you aren't careful. See below for helpful tips on what to do it you ever do drop your phone in the toilet.

1. Get It Out! 

Get your phone out of the toilet as fast as you can. The faster you get your phone out, the less damage there will be to the inside of your phone. Use your hands, or grab a handy pair of gloves to retrieve your phone. 

2. Wash Up

If you just used your hands to retrieve your phone, be sure to wash your hands with antibacterial soap. Your phone touches your face, so wash the outside of your phone with a bleach wipe.

3. Dry

Be sure your phone is turned off. If it's already turned off from hitting the water, do not attempt to turn it back on. You don't want your phone trying to run while wet, it can cause more damage. Dry as much of the exterior of your phone as you can with a clean dry towel. Then take apart as much of your phone as you can. Take it out of the case, take out the battery and card if your phone has one. Leave these items to dry out on a paper towel. 

4. Use Rice

Grab a plastic bag and pour some plain uncooked rice in it. Then lay your phone in the rice bag. Be sure to bury the phone in the rice so your entire phone is covered with the rice. The rice will help to dry out the rest of your phone, as rice will soak up any moisture. Leave it in the rice bed for at least 24 hours. Take your phone out of the rice and leave your phone out in a dry area of your home for another 24 hours to be sure it's completely dry.

5. Try It Out

Try turning your phone on to see if it works properly. If it doesn't turn on, try to charge the battery. If the battery doesn't charge, use a new battery. If it still isn't working, it may be time for a new phone.

Other Tips:

  • ​Don't try to charge your phone before it's completely dry. You can cause further damage if the interior is still wet.
  • Keep your phone in a purse, in your front pocket, or keep it out of the bathroom to prevent it from falling in the toilet.
  • Invest in a waterproof case for your phone, or look for a phone that is waterproof.
  • Using rice helps to pull out the moisture. Things like a hair-dryer or an automatic blower in a public bathroom will only push water further into your phone, which can damage your phone.

If it's happened once, there's a chance it can happen to you again. Be careful with your phone. 

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